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U.S. Features

Frameline presents the best of this year's U.S. feature narratives. Enjoy a myriad of musicals, lesbian aliens, romantic encounters, hilarious vampires, and Shakespearean treats.

  • August


    USA , 2011 , 105 min. Emotions run high when a happily partnered man receives a message that his ex is back in town after years in Barcelona. A blast from the past becomes a passionate affair, but love is complex in this tender feature.... Read more
  • Au Pair, Kansas

    Au Pair, Kansas

    103 min. Oddmund Lindeflaten is a bumbling Norwegian soccer player who arrives on a small-town Kansas bison farm to work as an au pair. He finds that the children's late father was hiding secrets that threaten to tear the family apart.... Read more
  • Bite Marks

    Bite Marks

    98 min. Brewster’s delivering a truckload of coffins. But he and the gay hitchhikers he picks up soon have company—vampires! A delightful vampire buddy comedy with a witty script and a cute cast. Irreverence never looked so tasty.... Read more
  • Bob's New Suit

    Bob's New Suit

    USA , 2011 , 97 min. When sweet (and often shirtless) workingman Bob decides to finally tie the knot, his sibling Stephanie’s transition to Steve is the least of his family’s worries as dark secrets threaten to come to light in this down-to-earth family drama.... Read more
  • Bumblefuck, USA

    Bumblefuck, USA

    USA , 2011 , 90 min. Alexa arrives in Iowa from Amsterdam, to work on her documentary and come to terms with the death of a friend. Her encounter with Jennifer, a local artist, brings her more than she bargained for in this beautiful film.... Read more
  • Cho Dependent

    Cho Dependent

    USA , 2011 , 83 min. Bearing the same name as Cho's 2010 Grammy-award nominated comedy album, this film covers it all—from her stint on Dancing With the Stars, to Lady Gaga to the culture shock of moving to the deep south for Drop Dead Diva.... Read more
  • Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

    Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

    USA , 2011 , 70 min. The ozone layer of planet Zots is disappearing due to an overabundance of emotion! Soup up your cardboard spaceship and find the nearest wormhole to claim your seats for this crowd-pleaser.... Read more
  • Community Action Center

    Community Action Center

    83 min. Get your action on with these hedonistic expressions of explicit queer lust. The art world is buzzing over Community Action Center, a collage of sexual acting out, paired here with a scene of best friends behaving badly.... Read more
  • eCupid


    113 min. When Marshall downloads the eCupid app it takes control of his life. Suddenly hot guys throw themselves at him. He enjoys the party, until he realizes he already had love and just lost it. But is it too late?... Read more
  • Flight of the Cardinal

    Flight of the Cardinal

    USA , 2010 , 87 min. A sense of dread and paranoia becomes increasingly intense in this thriller set in a remote lodge in the Smokies. A recent city transplant is fixing up his lakeside resort lodge. But a major storm brings mayhem to the mountains.... Read more
  • Going Down in La-La Land

    Going Down in La-La Land

    USA , 2011 , 105 min. Between snippy talent agencies, endless parking tickets, and a dead-end receptionist job, Adam seems further than ever from his dream of acting. What can (and will) a charming young actor do to survive in Hollywood?... Read more
  • The Green

    The Green

    USA , 2010 , 90 min. A bucolic town erupts in rumor when an out teacher is accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student. His lesbian lawyer (Julia Ormond) uncovers a secret that threatens to bring down his career, his relationship, and the entire community.... Read more
  • Gun Hill Road

    Gun Hill Road

    USA , 2011 , 88 min. This tense and complex family drama tells the story of a transitioning teen and a father (Esai Morales) who must put aside his notions of manhood and reinvestigate his own ideas of what having a “normal” child means.... Read more
  • Jamie and Jessie are Not Together

    Jamie and Jessie are Not Together

    USA , 2011 , 89 min. What do you do when you’ve got a crazy crush on your roommate, but she’s moving to New York? This quirky musical mixes original songs and a cool soundtrack for a fresh “will they or won’t they?” story.... Read more
  • Judas Kiss

    Judas Kiss

    USA , 2011 , 102 min. When failed filmmaker Zach Wells returns to his former college to judge a film festival, he has no idea that this will be his one chance to set the past right and possibly change his life forever.... Read more
  • L.A. Zombie

    L.A. Zombie

    80 min. Come for the zombie porn, stay for the art. Bruce LaBruce is at it again. Porn star and model Francois Sagat plays the titular zombie, stumbling through a bleak cityscape in search of connection and resurrection—through hardcore sex.... Read more
  • Leading Ladies

    Leading Ladies

    USA , 2010 , 102 min. Ballroom dancing sisters Toni and Tasi each have a burning secret. Enter stage mom Cheri and pirouetting best friend Cedric, (Benji Schwimmer of So You Think You Can Dance) as things tango to a heart-warming, show-stopping crescendo.... Read more
  • Leave It On the Floor

    Leave It On the Floor

    USA , 2011 , 109 min. A sizzling mash-up of Paris Is Burning, Rent and Dreamgirls, Leave It On the Floor is a supersized musical featuring a family of fierce voguing performers coming together to snatch a trophy in the big ballroom competition.... Read more
  • Longhorns


    USA , 2011 , 74 min. 1982. TEXAS. It's a world ruled by big hair, synth-pop and cowboy boots as Kevin, a straight frat-boy, enjoys finding creative ways to bond with his fellow schoolmates, usually with some 'straight' porn and an extra hand; it's all about helping a buddy out, right?... Read more
  • Mangus!


    USA , 2010 , 88 min. Mangus has spent his entire life preparing to be Jesus, until a freak accident threatens his dream. Join John Waters, Jennifer Coolidge, and Heather Matarazzo in this trashy, dark comedy from the writer/director of Fat Girls.... Read more
  • The One

    The One

    97 min. When will Tommy learn not to fall in love with straight guys like Daniel? More a coming of age story than a coming out story, this film gracefully examines how complicated life can be when love pulls us in opposite directions.... Read more
  • Private Romeo

    Private Romeo

    101 min. Same-sex attraction in an all boys military academy is a tough drill. Set to the text of Romeo and Juliet, love and trouble abound amongst eight cadets in this suspenseful and sensual retelling of the classic tale.... Read more
  • Spork


    USA , 2010 , 90 min. Trapped in the harrowing hallways of middle school, Spork, a girl-identified 13 year old with an intersex condition, navigates friendships and torment. Spork pits our repressed memories of junior high against a booty-shaking soundtrack oozing with queer dance awesomeness.... Read more
  • Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads

    Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads

    97 min. Varla Jean is at it again in this epically campy screen adaptation of her hit musical Varla Jean and the Mushroom Heads. Follow Varla as she attempts to move from diva bars to hosting her own children’s television show.... Read more
  • We Have to Stop Now, Season 2

    We Have to Stop Now, Season 2

    117 min. Join Jill Bennett, Cathy DeBuono, and Meredith Baxter for season two of this award-winning web series. Dyna and Kit are married therapists who co-authored a best-selling book on marriage – but their own relationship is on the rocks!... Read more
  • Without


    USA , 2011 , 86 min. On a remote island, a young woman becomes caretaker to an old man in a vegetative state. She has no cell signal, no Internet. As the monotony of daily routine starts to unravel, Joslyn struggles with sexuality, guilt and loss.... Read more

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